MyMP - May 2018
MyMP - May 2018
May 15,  2018
MyMP May 2018
A monthly eBulletin
PMI seminar series- Mondays, room 214 Light Hall, 12:00 pm
2017 Molecular Pathogenesis Trainee Seminar Series (MPT)
(RIP and CMP WIP merged to form MPT)
Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm, room 1220 MRB III

Rheumatology seminar series
Thursdays-U1202 MRB III (Learned Lab)
1st Floor Brain Institute Conference Room
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Rheumatology Calendar
  • VI4-Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation
    Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m., room 512 Light Hall

    Immunology Journal Club
    Fridays A4224 MCN, 12:00-1:00pm:
  • Immunology Journal Club Calendar
    Infectious Disease Grand Rounds
    12:00 noon – 1:00 PM Thursday Afternoons
    A-2200 MCN 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Division Announcements  
    A total of 24 publications came out on Pubmed this month! Congratulations to participating faculty! 
    Welcome to our New PhD Students:
    Casey Butrico – J. Cassat lab
    Taylor Engdahl – J. Crowe lab
    Ben Fowler – J. Crowe lab
    Dalton Greenwood – J. Rathmell Lab
    Laura Hesse – E. Skaar lab
    Cara Lang – Y. Kim Lab
    Yvonne Latour – K. Wilson Lab
    Jacky Lu – J. Gaddy lab
    Helen Parrington – J. Crowe lab
    Jenna Petronglo – J. Cassat Lab
    Kaitlyn Schaaf – S. Das lab
    Andrea Shiakolas – I. Georgiev lab
    Catherine Smithson – E. Skaar lab
    Neil Sprenkle – H. Pua Lab
    Britton Strickland – S. Das lab
    Timothy Thoner – K. Ogden lab
    Chris Wijers – M. Noto lab

    We wish you joy and success in your scientific pursuits!
      -- Chris, Jay, and Jeff (DGS, MHI and MPI programs)
    Congratulations to Alexandra Sundermann (G3) and Lillian Juttukonda (M3), who were two of only 100 doctoral students in the U.S. and Canada selected to receive a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award (PSA)! The PSAs were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women pursuing a doctoral-level degree. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.
    Congratulations to Kasia Ludwik! Cancer Research recently accepted Kasia’s paper and excitingly they have chosen an image that she provided for the cover. Even better, this issue is the one that is distributed at the annual meeting for the American Association for Cancer Research, as Cancer Research is a journal of the society.  There are ~18,000 people at this meeting! Notably, Kasia is last year's Colowick award recipient. To the right, enjoy the winning image, which is a serial section of an ER+ breast cancer. 
    Friday, May 29, 2018 The Division of Molecular Pathogenesis monthly faculty meeting. Chalk talk - Sebastian Joyce, Ph.D. - 3pm, room A-5305 MCN
    If you would like to contribute an article highlight, from your lab or the lab of a colleague within MP, please feel free to email us.
    Follow us: @VandyMolecPath 
    Special Announcement: H. EARL RULEY is RETIRING...
    ...LET'S send our colleague/mentor/educator off in style!
    Professor Earl Ruley has been a member of the VU/VUMC faculty since 1992 (For a blast from the past CLICK HERE.)This July will mark his last year as active faculty, as he has decided to retire and spend time with his new grandchild. We would like to show Earl how much he has contributed as a fellow colleague, friend, instigator of vigorous discussion (you all know that you have had at least one of those with Earl..) and educator. Borden is in charge of the upcoming festivities to honor Earl.
    First thing we need from you is to hear from Fellow Faculty, Alumni and Current Students:
    We would like to invite you to send any comments, pictures, funny anecdotes that you have from your time with him, along with simply your well wishes for his new adventures ahead. We will be compiling them into a memory book for him to take into his new chapter of life. He would enjoy hearing what you are doing now (as would we!) Please send your comments to by June 1st. 
    MP faculty publications: April
    • 15. Evidence of CD4+ T cell-mediated immune pressure on the Hepatitis C virus genome. Lucas M, Deshpande P, James I, Rauch A, Pfafferott K, Gaylard E, Merani S, Plauzolles A, Lucas A, McDonnell W, Kalams S, Pilkinton M, Chastain C, Barnett L, Prosser A, Mallal S, Fitzmaurice K, Drummer H, Ansari MA, Pedergnana V, Barnes E, John M, Kelleher D, Klenerman P, Gaudieri S.
      Sci Rep. 2018 May 8;8(1):7224. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-25559-6.
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